Gatsby's free sampling
Try out the various flavors of Bacardi -- free -- at Gatsby's sampling event Friday, March 22. Drink specials that night include $5 Bacardi drinks and $3.50 shots. Limited time specials include $2.50 Leinenkugel Snow Drift Vanilla Porter and $2 Shock Top Lemon Shandy. The March Beer of the Month is $4 Sam Adams Alpine Spring.
10 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Gatsby's Sports Pub, 427 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. (847) 253-7200 or gatsbyssportspub.com.
GNO at the Kilt
Put your party-planning skills aside. The Tilted Kilt did it for you: Girls Night Out is Thursday, March 28. Peruse some new girlie products. Drink $5 Svedka martinis in assorted flavors, or try the beer of the month: Guinness. Eat free appetizers. The first 25 girls get a swag bag. No cover.
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Tilted Kilt, 2300 Bushwood Drive, Elgin. (224) 359-5458 or tiltedkilt.com.
Take flight at Beelow's
Fasten your seat belts. The captain at Beelow's Steakhouse has spoken: Your flight is ready for take off -- as in wine flight Wednesdays or beer flight Thursdays. Sample the various wine regions or local craft beers. Each week takes on a different theme and prices vary. Other drink specialties include Cabin Fever Maple-Flavored Whiskey on the rocks for $6.50. Or the Purity in Pink cocktail, a mix of Purity Vodka, raspberry wine and French elderflower presse for $9.
Beelow's Steakhouse is located at 763 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. (847) 540-0600 or beelows.com.